Baked potato chips give this crispy “fried” chicken recipe it’s crunch without ever hitting the fryer. Through trial and error Baked! Ruffles tend to give the best results but feel free to experiment with your favorite baked chip!
Prep time: 20 minutes, 6 hours resting
Cook time: 10 minutes
2 3-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts, visible fat removed
1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
olive oil spray
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
pinch of cayenne
1 1/2 ounces (about 1/2 cup) ﬁnely crushed Baked! Rufﬂes potato chips or other baked potato chip
Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap or wax paper on a ﬂat work surface. Use the smooth side of a meat mallet to pound them to an even 1/2-inch thickness. Put the chicken breasts in a re-sealable plastic bag that is slightly larger than the breasts. Pour the buttermilk over breasts, seal the bag, and turn the bag to coat chicken. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight, rotating once or twice.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly mist a small nonstick baking sheet with spray. Mix the onion powder, paprika, black pepper, salt, and cayenne in a small bowl. Put the chips in a medium shallow bowl.
Remove one chicken breast from the buttermilk and let any excess liquid drip off. Sprinkle both sides of the breast evenly with half of the seasoning mixture. Then transfer chicken to the bowl of crushed chips and cover completely with the chips.
Place the coated breast on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining chicken breast. Discard any remaining marinade.
Lightly mist the top of both breasts with cooking spray. Bake for 4 minutes carefully ﬂipping the breasts with a spatula being sure not the remove the coating. Lightly mist the top side with spray and bake for another 3 to 5 minutes, or until the coating is crispy and the chicken is no longer pink inside. Serve immediately.
Nutrition score per serving:
Calories: 206 calories
Recipe courtesy of Devin Alexander’s The Most Decadent Diet Ever!